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Elastic field of cylindrical inclusion


The elastic field of a cylindrical inclusion with plane or antiplane transformation strain is found under assumptions of linear isotropic homogeneous theory of elasticity. Different integral expressions are obtained from expressions known for the three-dimensional case and interpreted in terms of the theory of dislocations. The surface integrals correspond to a volume distribution of infinitesimal dislocation dipoles inside the inclusion, the line integrals to a surface distribution of dislocations in the boundary between the inclusion and matrix. The case of a shear transformation in a rectangular region is discussed in more detail in connection with twinning.

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Kroupa, F., Lejček, L. Elastic field of cylindrical inclusion. Czech J Phys 20, 1063–1080 (1970).

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  • Volume Distribution
  • Transformation Strain
  • Rectangular Region
  • Integral Expression
  • Surface Integral